World Centres

Take a dip in Our Cabaña's outdoor swimming pool, hike through the Swiss mountains surrounding Our Chalet or volunteer at Sangam, India

A trip to any of the World Centres is an unforgettable international guiding experience

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) run five World Centres in London, Mexico, Switzerland, India and a moving centre across Africa. 

Each centre offers a programme of events and activities reflecting the character of the country where it’s located. Visiting is a great opportunity for girls and women from around the world to learn more about other countries and cultures. Both from each other and from their surroundings. The centres are warm and friendly places to visit for:

  • An adventurous trip with your unit
  • A unique holiday
  • An empowering regional seminar
  • A special volunteering experience

One of the exciting things you can do while at Sangam is climb the water tower at sunrise for amazing views. Make sure you’re safe to do this by requesting to look at the risk assessment and only go up with a guide. If you have any concerns talk to the World Centre team and make sure that your travel insurance covers any activity that you choose to do. 

Guiding adventures near you

 

Girlguiding's Activity Centres are great places to stay, camp and do activities in the UK.

Volunteering at the World Centres

Our Cabana, Our Chalet, Sangam and Pax Lodge run volunteering programmes and internships. They are a chance to gain new skills, live abroad and experience the world centres in a completely new way. Keep an eye out on each world centre’s website for current opportunities.

Applications for volunteering usually ask for endorsement from the international commissioner. Find out how to get an endorsement on the WAGGGS page.